How Creators Can Make Money Online With 1,000 True Fans

How Creators Can Make Money Online With 1,000 True Fans – Even With No Tech Skills

What Is 1000 True Fans?

In 2008, Kevin Kelly, Wired editor wrote an essay called “1,000 True Fans,” predicting the internet would allow large groups of people to make a living off their creations, whether you’re an artist, musician, author, or entrepreneur:

“A True Fan is defined as someone who will purchase anything and everything you produce. You don’t need to become famous. If you can get just 1,000 people to spend $100 dollars a year, you can earn a very reasonable living.”

Kevin’s advice is to focus on values and lifestyles to attract your 1,000 true fans. To make a living with a micro niche, as a craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor you need only 1,000 true fans.

True fans not only are the direct source of your income, but also your chief marketing force for the ordinary fans. It has never been easier to gather 1,000 true fans around a creator, and never easier to keep them near.

The Art Party collaborated with the Digital IMPACT Festival (July 16 to 19, 2020) with a reach of 1.7 million views from over 250,000 unique visitors! That was achieved partially through the principle of “1,000 True Fans”. There were over 100 artists (DJs, musicians, visual artists and performers) and 50 workshop leaders, each with their own fan base. We also had partnerships with other non-profits and sponsors with large audiences.

How 1000 True Fans Can Support Crowdfunding

One of the many new innovations serving the true fan creator is crowdfunding with fans financing your next product for them. The crowdfunding platform Patreon has become the embodiment of true fans for creators—and Kelly mentioned this platform in his 2016 update of “1,000 True Fans”.

Patreon enables creators to set up monthly, subscription-style payment tiers, with different pledges for different levels of content. For example, a patron could subscribe for $5 per month and receive early access to the creator’s content.

The Art Party co-produced the sold-out Crowdfunding Success Workshop to help 270 Creatives & Changemakers get their projects funded. The keynote speaker for the workshop was Daryl Hatton, CEO of Fundrazr.

Founded in 2008, Fundrazr was originally created to be a Facebook app for users to crowdfund money over Facebook. Since then, users are able to log in to FundRazr using several other platforms. FundRazr is passionate about providing an alternative funding source for startups, charities, and personal causes.

There are other crowdfunding platforms, including Start Some Good for creatives, changemakers, non-profits and social enterprises. It offers step-by-step video training to learn crowdfunding as an online fundraising toolkit. This enables you to raise funds you need, to validate a new idea and build community around your new project or venture.

To learn the basics of building your 1,000 True Fans, we’ve put together a short 6-page report on how to get started:

The Art Party Step By Step Guide To Make Money Online – Even With No Tech Skills.

Here’s an overview of what’s covered in this free guide:

  • Discover Your True Fans – You’ll Learn How To Find Your Tribe and Launch Your Brand
  • Meet Your True Fans – Use Mobile Marketing Tools to Gather Insights On Your Audience
  • Grow Your True Fans Quickly – Case Study With The Art Party Facebook Group for Local Artists
  • Start Making Money Online – With This Quick & Easy Step In Less Than 10 Minutes
  • Bonus Program To Earn Money Online – Even With No Tech Skills

We’ve used this strategy for our community-oriented and social entrepreneurship projects, including the Pandemic Pivot Story of IMPACT Festival 🌎 with a reach of 1.7 million and over $23,000 raised for good causes.

Learn How To Grow Your True Fans for Your Art, Music & Passion – Even With No Tech Skills. Instantly Download Your 4-Step Free Guide

Pandemic Pivot Story of IMPACT Festival

Discover the Pandemic Pivot Story of IMPACT Festival. 🌎

The pandemic has disrupted billions of people. While many businesses and non-profits are struggling with decreased sales and interactions, a number of businesses are adapting to the “new normal” of marketing during the COVID era.
The Art Party and YVR Startups have partnered up to present to you local leaders who have overcome the challenges presented by the pandemic.
This month we will be featuring James Cohen of IMPACT Festival on how the festival organizers and over 100 volunteers turned a “ban for large gatherings” into a successful digital livestream festival that reached millions and raised over $23,000 for good causes. ❤
We will also be sharing marketing tools you can use to overcome obstacles presented by the pandemic.

The Art Party provides promotional support for this live interview.

7:00PM Opening
7:10PM Pandemic pivot story featuring James Cohen of IMPACT Festival
7:30PM Q&A
7:40PM Marketing Tools
8:00PM Q&A
8:10PM Announcements
8:20PM It’s a wrap!

🔥 What Is IMPACT Festival?
IMPACT Festival raised over $100,000 for good causes in one year. And in response to COVID-19 bans of large gatherings, we co-produced virtual festivals to unite the world to maximize our collective impact. We achieved this by promoting song writers, musicians, artists and DJs! Alongside these creatives on Twitch TV and our 3D Virtual World of 10 million active users, IMPACT Festival hosted Zoom workshops, such as yoga, Kirtan, healing, live art demos, vegan food and more!

🔥 What Is The Art Party?
The Art Party is a social networking community with a focus on creatives and changemakers. We have a track record of audience, volunteers and partnerships development since 2010. The Art Party partnered with IMPACT Festival to combine audiences for an even bigger impact. We just reached over 1.7 million people around the world from 58 countries on every continent, except Antarctica – in our July 2020 digital IMPACT Festival! Our total reach for impactors is now 3.5 million people!

🔥 What Is YVR Startups?
YVR Startups is a tech community dedicated to helping professionals discover Vancouver’s vibrant tech community. Vancouver is regarded by many in the tech world as “Silicon Valley North” with a good startup environment in part to startup friendly government policies, an abundance of talents, easy capital and available startup resources.
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EastVanStories.Art From Artists, Creatives & Changemakers

EastVanStories.Art From Artists, Creatives & Changemakers

The Art Party Photography Storytelling Project: EastVanStories.Art

Our EastVanStories.Art lead is Bob Garlick, an original member of The Art Party. Bob has been in the marketing communications industry for over 30 years. He is also an artist, graphic designer, art director, illustrator and photographer:

Bob Garlick: (Photographer) has been shooting all over the world for many years. His first camera was a Pentax K1000 film camera for a student exchange trip to Japan. He is now an expert on almost any format of camera and lighting system and continues to perfect his techniques even today. With over 30 years of experience working with magazine editors, agencies and writers, Bob has the background to develop and produce editorial style photographs that no other photographer can offer.

You can meet Bob Garlick on The Art Party Facebook Group, a social networking community for creatives and changemakers in Metro Vancouver. Arts and cultural news / events / workshops / Meetups are welcomed as long as they meet Facebook community standards.

Bob Garlick speaking in front of his fine art photography projection.

“Mask Up & Lockdown in the Downtown Eastside”, Bob Garlick 

First East Van Stories Meeting at The Brighton

Our first East Van Stories Meeting at The Brighton on East Hastings Street, Vancouver is Sunday, September 6 from 3pm to 5pm in the Patio which can fit up to 20. However, we’re only hosting about 10 to 12 guests due to COVID-19. After our meeting, we’ll have a live music jam with local musicians and artists of East Van.

East Van Stories From Artists, Creatives & Changemakers

The Art Party is based in East Vancouver, one of the highest concentrations of artists, creatives and changemakers in Canada. 

There are almost 20,000 cultural workers in Vancouver, of which almost 5000 are artists, the highest per capita in Canada. There are not enough collectors locally. Artists need skills training in digital technology  to reach a global audience. In Vancouver, artists make up 2.3% of the labour force with the broader category of cultural workers representing 9.7% (almost 20,000). Regrettably, 65% of artists (approx. 3,000) in Vancouver report a total income under $40,000 per annum and are living below the poverty line (Statistics Canada, 2011). 

Partial proceeds from the EastVanStories.Art project will support The Art Party Education Fund for online skills training. 

The Art Party Mission: We provide services that build and connect our communities with social networking, as well as space for arts cultural events and skills training for Creatives & Changemakers. This empowers them to make a positive social impact.

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